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December 09, 1941 - Image 2

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The Michigan Daily, 1941-12-09

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NYA Work Helps University
As Well As Many Needy Students

(Editor's Note: This is the last in a
series of articles revealing the results!
of a survey of NYA work on campus t
taken last spring by the University
NYA authorities. Today's article deals f
with comments of supervisors on theE
work done for them by students.)
The other side of NYA work on'
campus is the side that is little-'
known to the public-the value of
the work done by NYA workers to
the University.'
That NYA work has become virtu-
ally indispensable to certain depart-'
ments of the Uniersity is shown by
comments made by NYA supervisors
on the value and quality of work doneJ
by student workers.
Mechanical collection of tax stu-
dies in the Bureau of Government is
carried on by student NYA workers.
The Supervisor of 'this work com-
mented in the survey that "a great'
deal is being accomplished through'
the NYA program. It is good experi-
ence for the students and very help-
ful to us."
Several NYA projects deal with
library work of various types. In the
building of a special library on in-
dustrial relations NYA assistance was
said to "have been of great value to
this bureau in its prob'am."
In bibliographical and research'
work in the library, student NYA
workers added 5,000 cards to the bib-'
liography, aided in research projects
and clipping of newspapers and mag-
In the psychology department NYA!
workers assisted in scoring tests, and
recording and analyzing data. The
supervisor of this project said that
"NYA students are indispensable to
the psychological division, and en-
tirely adequate." .
The Dental Caries Laboratory is
engaged in a comprehensive study of
etiology and control of dental caries.
Since 1936 it has been dependent
Medical Society
To Meet In Unoiol
"The Sulfonamides," new drugs'
coming into use in the treatment of
many phases of disease, will be the
topic for discussion at the annual
business meeting of the Washtenaw
County Medical Society to be held,
at 6 p.m. today in the Michigan
At this meeting Dr. William M.
Brace, senior physician for men of
the University Health Service, will
turn over the presidency of the society
to the president-elect, Dr. Dean W.
Also an important part of the meet-
ing will be 'reports from standing
committees of the society, which
meets monthly during the school year
but which holds only one business
meeting annually.,

entirely on NYA for assistance to its
limited personnel.
Editors of the Middle English Dic-
tionary employ NYA workers in vari-
ous types of editorial work. One
editor said: "The Dictionery has to
work on a limited budget. I do not
see how we could afford to get the
NYA work done another way without
falling far behind with our editorial
An example of the volume of work
done by NYA workers is revealed by
the comment of the supervisor of
NYA workers in the Division of Mam-
mals in the University Collections.
Through NYA work 500 reprints were
bound, labeled and catalogued; 5,000
pamphlets and index cards checked
I for errors; 1,000 index cards checked
1 and'inserted in catalogues; 200 pages
of manuscript typed; and reference
catalogues prepared for 2,000 mam-
The University takes creel cen-
suses and tabulates the data for the
benefit of fishermen through the
states. The individual records are
sorted according to kind of data
thereon. Such figures are recorded
as: catch per hour, average number
of hours fished, kinds and percent-
ages of game fish taken. The super-
visor reported that the "NYA as-
sistance on this project has helped
appreciably in reducing the time nec-
essary for tabulation of this data."

Spanish Club To Open
Student Lecture Series
Timeliness and appeal to student
interests are the significant factors in
La Sociedad Hispanica's lecture se-
ries, to be initiated 4:15 p.m. Thurs- PuzzledAbout
day at Alumni Memorial Hall by Prof.
B. B. Ashcom of Wayne University,
who will discuss man as the focal
poinThe series has been planned to an-r.G iv e
swer vital questions and doubts about
Spanish speaking parts of the world,
and will present a vivid picture of
conditions in Guatemala, an attempt
to create an understanding of Mexi-
co's position today and a study of the
remnants of Spain's glorious civili-
Tickets may be purchased from any
member of the teaching staff or in the
main office of the romance languages

a -

Library Steps
Cainpuls Sn
To BeSunday
An all-campus carol sing featuring
the Men's Varsity Glee 'Club will be
sponsored by the Student Religious
Association at 9 p.m. Sunday at the
steps in front of the Main Library.
The program is under the direction
of Prof. David Mattern of the School
of Music. The women's Glee Club
under the leadership of Bill Sawyer,
Grad., and a mixed chorus led by''Don
Plott, '44SM, will also take part in
the program. This is the first carol
sing ever held entirely for University
Following the sing, an open house
will be held at Lane Hall, home of the
Student Religious Association. Con-
tributions of sturdy and washable,
toys to the Student Religious Associa-
iton's toy library can be made at this
The toy library of SRA is run for
the benefit of needy children. Toys
are loaned out for a period of two
weeks. Children returning the toys
in good condition over a period of
time are given one to keep. The li-
brary is- in Perry School.



Drop in at your tobacco store
Take a look at the handsome way
Your Christmas Chesterfields are packed.
You never'saw the like
Of these swell gifts. . .
Big ten package cartons
Cartons holding four tins"Of 50
And brand new this year
Special greeting cartons

MVIilder ",
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nt~meted uJOHN AIUTON J4 '


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